Military Museum

It is located in Harbiye, near the Taksim Square, and is dedicated to one thousand years of Turkish military history. This Museum is one of the most important of its kind worldwide. In the beginning the museum was hosted at the Church of St. Irene. Later in 1950, it was moved to what was once … Read more

Atatürk Museum

Located in the district of Şişli, this house-museum is dedicated to the life of Mustafa Kemal, founder and first president of the Republic of Turkey. The building, three storied, was built in 1908. Years later it was rented by Mustafa Kemal, after his return from the Syrian front, and settled there, until 1919, with his mother, … Read more

Carpets Museum

It is located in the Imperial Pavilion Complex of Blue Mosque and houses a fine collection of about sixty carpets and rugs, from the fourteenth century to the present. The sample selected for exhibition comprises works of art, with convoluted patterns and motifs in various shades of red, yellow, blue and green. Among the most … Read more

Naval Museum

This is the largest naval museum in Turkey and one of the few museums in the world with such a variety of collection. It contains more than 20 000 objects, especially military artifacts belonging to the Ottoman navy. Galeras and historic schooners, weapons, paintings, models and sketches of ships, shields and monograms, navigational … Read more

Turkish and Islamic Art Museum

The Museum of Turkish and Islamic Art was the last museum opened in the Ottoman period, commissioned as a result of the continued theft of pieces of art from various cultural and religious buildings throughout the country. In 1913 it opened its doors to the public as the “Museum of … Read more

Archeological Museums of Istanbul

It was the first museum in Turkey and remains as the most important. It is named in plural because it includes three different museums: the Archaeological Museum, the Ancient Near East and Ceramics and Jewelry one. The Museum, founded in 1891 by artist and archaeologist Osman Handi, is located on the slope between a courtyard of Topkapi Palace and Gülhane Park in Sultanahmet area, … Read more

Istanbul’s Museums

In addition to its incredible mosques and ancient buildings in Istanbul you can find a variety of museums of all kinds, for all tastes and interests. Most important Museums ·       Archaeological Museums ·       It was the first museum in Turkey and remains the most important. It is named in plural because it includes three different … Read more

Kadiköy

Kadiköy, located on the ancient Chalcedon, first settlement in the region, is a large, populous and cosmopolitan district at the north shore of the Sea of Marmara, crossing Bosphorus Strait. Kadiköy is also the name of the most prominent neighborhood of the district, a residential and commercial area with numerous bars, cinemas and bookshops, which is the main … Read more

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